I’ve been assembling the gear and arranging it so that I could start in earnest the process of writing a follow up to 2012’s ‘Dust’.  I am glad to say that I think I am now ‘there’ as far as the cast of characters I am going to use to produce this album.  For all of my fellow gear nerds, this will be my core tool set:

  • Eurorack Modular System (of course)
  • Virus TI2 Polar Dark Star
  • DSI Pro2
  • Elektron A4, Octatrack and Analog Rytm
  • Korg KronosX

I will, of course, be bringing in other tools from my storage closet as I feel the need.  My first track that I am writing now is using the Akai MPC1000 through a mess of pedals (Korg SDD3000, Rodeck Restyler, Eventide ModFactor) and that’s turning out well.  I like this concept of core devices and rotating in and out the extras.  It makes the setup more manageable.

So writing has begun…and I will post about my concepts soon.  Time to get to it.


So work has begun on a new album.  Yes…again.  I trashed the last one because it just sounded too….meh.  Uncomposed and messy.  A bit too much into the experimental realm without enough real ‘songs’.  The new effort will be different.

For workflow, I am focusing, again, on the modular…but this time I will be adding the Korg Kronos to the mix and probably the Octatrack.  All the other gear will, I am sure, have it’s appearances, but that is going to be the core.

My goal is to have something done and ready to push out after the first of the year, possibly in February.  6 songs.  I have two written and sketches for the rest.   I’ve also got a working title, but I’ll save that for later…